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Community members are coming together to show their support for a Malibu skatepark. City council discussed the possibility at a recent meeting; the item will come before council at a special meeting on Aug. 21.

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Local artist Kit Plumridge was the guest speaker at the Malibu Optimist Club’s July 11 breakfast meeting. Plumridge, originally from South Africa, spoke about his current art projects, which aim to fuse African and Malibu cultures.

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Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station Lieutenant Becerra, current acting captain, joined the Malibu Search and Rescue Team for helicopter operations training. 

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In honor of her 21st (in dog years) birthday on July 17, Ginger Sawicki is excited to announce the TMT Dog of Summer contest, now in its sixth year.

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For the past 27 years, the Malibu Presbyterian Church has traveled south of the border twice a year to build houses and share hope to people residing just south of Tecate in Baja California, Mexico. 

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To mark the six month anniversary of the Woosley Fire that affected the Malibu community, Malibu’s Candace Kelly, Erin Golan and Marieka Kline hosted a brunch on Thursday, May 9, at Kelly’s home to celebrate motherhood. More than 70 Malibu women attended the brunch, which happened to fall on…

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The Malibu Times staff was one of the dozens of newspaper staff gathered at the 2018 California Newspaper Publishers Association awards gala in Long Beach, Calif., on May 4. 

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On May 13, the City of Malibu hosted a girls volleyball clinic at Malibu High School as part of its #PlayLikeAGirlMalibu initiative.

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Fourth grade students at Point Dume Marine Science School took a field trip to the state’s capital, with a stop at the Senate chambers. 

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The Leo Carrillo Junior Lifeguard program was presented with a $1,000 donation from the Malibu Optimist Club to assist its recovery. The program suffered major loss after the Woolsey Fire, which burned all of the program’s equipment.

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Malibu nonprofit Mighty Under Dogs held its first-ever Club MUD event in partnership with World Surf League at Zuma Beach earlier this month. 

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Cristina Ferrare holds a book signing for her latest cookbook, “Food for Thought: Recipes for Ultimate Mind and Body Health,” at Room at the Beach. The book includes a foreword from Maria Shriver.

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Young Malibu songstress Trinity Rose took first place in the teen category of the 2019 International Songwriting Competition for her song, “Love Is The Only River.” 

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The California Wildlife Center shared this photo of a young Virginia opossum. The animal was released back into the wild earlier this month.

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Last month, nonprofit organization Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services held its annual Erasing the Stigma Leadership Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Two Malibuites—Christopher Harrer and Charlotte Fletcher—were part of the event, now in its 23rd year.

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“Monsignor Liam Kidney and Father Matt Murphy celebrated the mass for the children,” Lisa Hall, OLM office administrator, said in an email to The Malibu Times.

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Fourth graders at Webster Elementary School headed out of Malibu to spend a few days at Astrocamp, a science camp in Idyllwild, Calif., at the beginning of the month.

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Kela Joy Sachs, daughter of two longtime Malibu residents—Greg and Debbie Sachs—is set to graduate from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn., with a bachelor of arts degree in music, with a concentration in ethnomusicology, environmental music, and music ontology and performance. As a me…

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Congratulations to Jackie Williams, this year’s Malibu Times Mother of the Year Rosie Award winner. 

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Malibuite John Johannessen shared this photo of the Malibu United Methodist Church’s annual Easter Sunrise Service held on Sunday.

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Malibu third grader Lily Folkerts and second grader Carolyn Kim were among the winners of the LA County Library’s 39th annual Bookmark Contest. 

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Malibu siblings Austin and Aspen Aragon were Confirmed at the Pacific Palisades Presbyterian Church on April 13. The rite of passage was overseen by Harden Roush of PPPC. 

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Dr. Jo Anne Van Tilburg was honored at a banquet held during the Early Pacific Migration and Navigation Conference, which took place at Hanga Roa on Easter Island in Chile in November 2018.

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The Malibu United Methodist Church Easter sunrise beach service last weekend had a special guest: Brother Luiz Ignácio of Antioquia in Brazil.

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Our Lady of Malibu School fourth grade students ended their unit on the 21 California missions earlier this month with “California Mission Days.”

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Face of Malibu Rebuilds is a series from artist Johanna Spinks, featuring Malibu residents and their experiences before, during and after the Woolsey Fire. If you have a fire story you would like to share with The Malibu Times, a person of note or courage, or a person who just needs some che…

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Face of Malibu Rebuilds is a series from artist Johanna Spinks, featuring Malibu residents and their experiences before, during and after the Woolsey Fire. If you have a fire story you would like to share with The Malibu Times, a person of note or courage, or a person who just needs some che…

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Local musician Trinity Rose released “Miss You,” a duet with Aidan Gallagher. According to a statement shared by Rose’s mother, Jo Drummond, the song “is a story about love broken apart by distance.

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Izzy’s Donation Center officially closed its doors last Friday, March 15. The center was the last donation center available for victims of the Woolsey Fire, according to co-manager Maggie Luckerath.

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The Washington University in St. Louis recognized local resident Regan Banvard on the 2018 fall semester Dean’s List. Banvard is currently part of the College of Arts & Sciences at WashU. 

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In early March, California Senator Ben Allen named Catherine Baxter as the 26th state  Senate district’s 2019 Woman of the Year. Baxter is best known as Santa Monica High School dean of students. 

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In February, Kazia Productions conducted a photoshoot in Malibu for its upcoming documentary, “Child Not Released.” 

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Face of Malibu Rebuilds is a series from artist Johanna Spinks, featuring Malibu residents and their experiences before, during and after the Woolsey Fire. If you have a fire story you would like to share with The Malibu Times, a person of note or courage, or a person who just needs some che…

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Local residents take a trip to Los Angeles to tour Dodger Stadium with the Malibu Senior Center on Thursday, March 14.

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The Agoura Animal Care Shelter shared this photo of Kix, a horse found wandering the streets in Baldwin Park. According to the shelter, he was transferred due to behavior problems, but staff members have earned his trust and the problems are “all but gone.”

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Face of Malibu Rebuilds is a series from artist Johanna Spinks, featuring Malibu residents and their experiences before, during and after the Woolsey Fire. If you have a fire story you would like to share with The Malibu Times, a person of note or courage, or a person who just needs some che…

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Valeria Purzer took a big step in her young life when she decided to come to Malibu High School (MHS) as an international student from Italy for one school year in order to practice her English. She arrived in Malibu last August, and is living with her host family Hans and Diane Laetz. She h…

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Red Carpet Green Dress (RCGD), an ethical fashion campaign, held a celebration pre-Oscars to recognize ethical fashion.

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Eighth grade students at Our Lady of Malibu School showed off their completed “roller coasters”—made for a physics project—to their peers and parents last Thursday, Feb. 28.

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Face of Malibu Rebuilds is a series from artist Johanna Spinks, featuring Malibu residents and their experiences before, during and after the Woolsey Fire. If you have a fire story you would like to share with The Malibu Times, a person of note or courage, or a person who just needs some che…

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In honor of Read Across America Day held to celebrate children’s author Dr. Suess’ birthday, students at Point Dume Marine Science School dressed in pajamas and spent time reading on March 1. They were also treated to a green eggs and ham meal—based on Suess’ book of the same name—and sweet …

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The Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Department announced the addition of a juvenile intervention team (“J-Team”)—consisting of deputies Steve Arens, Rafael Mejia and Heather Parks—in late February.

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The Daughters of the American Revolution Malibu chapter met on March 2 for a presentation on earthquake awareness from Community Emergency Resource Team (CERT) member Pat Nolan and to prepare for the group’s Women in Military Luncheon, held to honor local veterans.

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City Manager Reva Feldman was honored with the California City Management Foundation 2019 City Manager of the Year award during the foundation’s annual conference earlier this month.

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Kaliko Orian of Kaliko Farms presented dozens of eggs to Council Member Mikke Pierson, who helped save many of her chicken during the Woolsey Fire. 

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Staff member JoAnn AuBuchon and two sophomore students, Miles Hajjar and Leia Blackford, from MUSE School were invited to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the founding of Panama City, Panama. 

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Face of Malibu Rebuilds is a series from artist Johanna Spinks, featuring Malibu residents and their experiences before, during and after the Woolsey Fire. If you have a fire story you would like to share with The Malibu Times, a person of note or courage, or a person who just needs some che…

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Last Friday, Feb. 22, fifth graders at Juan Cabrillo Elementary School went head-to-head during a poetry slam. The event, and an art show, was part of the city’s Arts in Education program. 

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The Malibu Guitar Festival hosted a concert—titled “Bebop & Bossa Nova in the Bu!”—for locals as well as Navy officers, who were in town for the second Malibu Navy Days. 

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Malibu yoga teacher Natalie Backman joined hundreds of yoga practitioners for an 11-day event to practice Rudra Yaga with the Himalayan Institute, which is a community of yogis, volunteers and others, per its website.

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